DFI – Deep Foundations Institute, ADSC-IAFD – the International Association of Foundation Drilling, and PDCA – the Pile Driving Contractors Association, represent the heart of the foundation construction industry in the U.S. A primary component of the vision of these organizations includes safety and quality being held at their highest value. As such, these associations support the development and adoption of an established policy for the evaluation of working platforms for construction equipment. Furthermore, the responsibility for providing a safe working platform should be acknowledged by controlling entities (general contractors, construction managers, and owners) as being an integral cost for every project. Specialty subcontractors should not be left with the unknown risk and cost of creating safe working platforms without due consideration. The goal is to reduce the risk that proper evaluation and preparation may not occur and consequently corresponding safety risks could increase.
To effect widespread implementation of suitable procedures, DFI, ADSC-IAFD, and PDCA have reached the following consensus- click here for details.